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The Internet Archive Software Collection

The Internet Archive Software Collection is the largest vintage and historical software library in the world, providing instant access to millions of programs, CD-ROM images, documentation and multimedia.

The collection includes a broad range of software related materials including shareware, freeware, video news releases about software titles, speed runs of actual software game play, previews and promos for software games, high-score and skill replays of various game genres, and the art of filmmaking with real-time computer game engines.

Some highlighted collections:

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. The project has identified and cataloged over 450,000 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.60TB of software, firmware and resources. The goal of the TOSEC project is to maintain a database of all software and firmware images for all microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. In addition to this, the project also catalogs other computing and gaming resources such as software and hardware manuals, magazine scans and computing catalogs.

The CD Archive collects thousands of Shareware and Cover CD-ROMs from the heyday of the CD-ROM (late 1980s to mid 2000s) and provides ISO images as well as links inside these collections of software. With over 2,500 discs now hosted, the archive allows access to a wide range of historical collections, including curations by defunct groups like Walnut Creek and Linux/Unix distributions of the past. Other CD-ROMs include images and digitized music, documentation sets and game modifications. Most of these CD-ROMs can be downloaded as .ISO or .CDR files, as well as browsed online through the Internet Archive's file listing interface.

The DEMU collection is a curated collection hosting over 4,000 classic PC-based games from a quarter century. The collection contains shareware, freeware, and demo programs, all DOS or Windows-based.

The FTP Site Boneyard is a collection of various FTP sites from around the internet, gathering what were once the dominant form of file transfer online but which have fallen to the wayside in favor of other update servers and cloud-based storage. From the mid 1980s to the late 2000s, FTP sites would gather various needed patches, programs, utilities or information and make it available in a quick, seamless fashion. This boneyard contains many prominent FTP sites of the past, including MPOLI.FI and its ancient machine drivers, ftp.netscape.com and ftp.lotus.com. In all, many gigabytes of historical files are located here.

Many times, contributions and collections come in the form of a disk drive, or the output from a single hard drive's contents. Instead of delaying these items until they can be curated, the Disk Drives collection provides access to these large file repositories. In most cases, these collections can be browsed online, allowing access to all manner of user-created software writing dating from the 1980s-1990s period.

Built from the cache of an ISP that stopped providing a mirror after many years, the Linux Distributions collection contains many Linux and other Free OS distributions going back to the dawn of open-source operating systems. The collection primarily contains ISOs of the original CD and DVD-ROMs.

Many other groups are working hard to save and provide easier access to vintage software. Besides preserving the data off the original medium, these groups also classify, curate, and describe the software for historical context. In some cases, additional programs are provided to analyze the works and allow modern computers to access the material. The vintage software contains the many different efforts put out by these groups.

Be sure to browse the Software Sites collection, which gathers a number of now-dormant mirrors and collections to allow continued access to the older materials. Among the highlights are a 2004 TUCOWS mirror, a 2012 GITHUB gathering of deleted files, and others.

Finally, do not miss the Open Source Software Collection, which is the default contribution space for the users of the Internet Archive to keep copies of software available to all. Tens of thousands of programs, distributions and provisions are located here.

The Software Collection primarily provides the actual binary data for programs, as well as the original storage archives for files. If you are looking for manuals, books, or printed information, there are a number of other collections at the archive, including sections for manuals, computer magazines, computer newsletters and computer books.

Please contact Jason Scott, software curator at the Internet Archive, with questions, suggestions or possible donations to the collection.

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KSP CKAN Mods
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Smart Parts can trigger all 10 action groups, as well as various other functionality such as SAS, lights, stage, or abort. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/64227 Repository: https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/KerbalSmartParts License(s): CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0
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DEMU Collection
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The Missing Link v3.1 Release Notes July 21, 1993 Thanks for trying The Missing Link! This utility is designed to provide system administrators with a quick snapshot of their internetwork. Written for Novell NetWare v2.15 through v3.11 file servers, The Missing Link provides a listing of all file servers, and reports an up/down status for each file server with notification via digital pager, NetWare SEND message, or an event log that is written to disk. To install the missing link, copy all...
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DEMU Collection
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Track It! Videos v1.00 Track, Organize and Catalog your video collection. Select Content, Format, Category, Rating, Personal Rating and more. Enter Title, Stars, Producer, Year Released, Tape Number, Counters, Description, etc. Create your own Categories and Personal Ratings lists. Advanced search facility. Create various reports sorted by Title, Category, Rating, Year or Personal Rating.
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DEMU Collection
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SLEEP 4.3 - TSR event scheduler.
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KSP CKAN Mods
by linuxgurugamer
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assign levels of throttle limiting, and have a minimum throttle setting Homepage: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/169352-131-throttle-limit-extended/ Repository: https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/ThrottleLimitExtended License(s): GPL-3.0
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
Community Software
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fid1808071
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KSP CKAN Mods
by yongedevil; Probus
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Provides support to make creating and using custom tech trees easier. Allows part unlocks to be listed in the TechTree ConfigNode rather than having to edit every Part ConfigNode. Adds support for using custom textures to create icons for the tech tree. Adds a tree selection window to let the player select a tree for each new game. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/112886-* Repository: https://github.com/yongedevil/YTK_TechTrees License(s): MIT
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The Lichess Archive
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Lichess racingKings rated games for September 2018 in PGN format, archived with bzip2 (.bz2).
Topic: racingKings
Source: https://database.lichess.org/
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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Zylot belligrentunexposure
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amandio c magnetosphere
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amandio c scherezade 2 nz+ slabs we all want some 'love'
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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amandio c lusitana sans sheriff 20 chars
DEMU Collection
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S3 64K Color Video Drivers for OS/2 2.1 Must run LOADDSKF (included) to make copy DSK image file to 3.5" Floppy disk.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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Redi Jedi tresure map xfr more feathered pigs (mbot mborg)
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amandio c charisma 2
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amandio c fume
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aic frogs nz
KSP CKAN Mods
by linuxgurugamer
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automated screenshots Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/129908 Repository: https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/AutomatedScreenshots License(s): GPL-3.0
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DEMU Collection
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VidSwitch 1.4c - If you frequently change your video resolution you need VidSwitch! VidSwitch learns the settings for your various drivers and allows a quick change from one resolution to another. Much simpler and quicker than using Windows setup! Shareware, $10. Requires VBRUN300.DLL not included.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
KSP CKAN Mods
by Warezcrawler
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GTIndustries (GTI) have spend their entire budget on R&D. The results are four new products (plugins). -- GTI MultiModeEnginesFX -- GTI MultiModeEngines -- GTI MultiModeIntakes -- GTI MultiModeConverter Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/152667-122-gtindustries-updated-20-01-2017/ Repository: https://github.com/WarezCrawler/Guybrush101/releases License(s): MIT
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DEMU Collection
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Click/Right - allows you to call the Program Manager, File Manager, or Task Manager by pressing the right mouse button anywhere within the top-most window.
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DEMU Collection
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Dart. "Hypertext file viewer." Modern desktop environment. Network compatible. View text or ANSI graphics, edit forms, launch programs. Automatic table and index of contents. Conventional and one-pass search. EGA/VGA mode. 196K, color, monochrome, or LCD.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
KSP CKAN Mods
by blackrack
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Atmospheric scattering shaders Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/115408 Repository: https://github.com/blackrack/Scatterer License(s): GPL-3.0
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DEMU Collection
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Filecontrl-Wp & ASCII Viewer & Deleter From PC Magazine.
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DEMU Collection
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File Utility That Allows You to Parse Entire ASCII Files.
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Community Software
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Nero Platinum 2019 Suite 20.0.05000 Multilingual Full With Medicine[BabuPC]
Topic: Nero Platinum 2019 Suite 20.0.05000 Multilingual Full With Medicine[BabuPC]
KSP CKAN Mods
by Nereid
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automatic backup system Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/94997-* License(s): LGPL-3.0
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DEMU Collection
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PCBDescribe v5.05 12/20/93 release. A utility for PCBoard systems that detects description files inside of uploaded archive files and uses the contents to describe the upload. Version 5.00 adds compatibility with other archive formats and now supports ZIP, ARJ, LZH, PAK and ARC files as well as self- extracting versions of each. Version 5.05 fixes a problem with blank lines in the FILE_ID.DIZ file.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, BBS Programs and Utilities
KSP CKAN Mods
by linuxgurugamer
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State funding Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/156984-12-state-funding-continued/ Repository: https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/StateFundingContinued License(s): MIT
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DEMU Collection
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Attention PCBoard Sysops! MegNET is looking for State or Regional Hubs. This is a New Net looking for members. This file contains a List of New MegNET Conferences plus news pictures for each Conference,Also node list.
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Community Software
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Trivia 2.92.0 Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Topic: Trivia 2.92.0 Www.juegosandroid 68.com
DEMU Collection
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Hot Corners 1.5 and Task List ++ 1.0 - is a set of two handy Windows 3.1 utilities. Hot Corners will allow you to assign actions to each of the four corners of your screen, including launching programs and invoking the screen saver. Task List ++ allows you to switch among running programs and also start any new program very quickly.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
Community Software
by Icoaraci Angelo Santana Meira
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Space Ship build with time zero with hyperdrive. I AM bored. Bye, for awhile ...
Topics: hyperspace, hyperspace travel, hyperspace ship, space ship, space, ship, Ângelo, Angelo, angelo,...
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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The Haskell Tool Stack This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for stack . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack License: custom:BSD3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, stack
DEMU Collection
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Wordperfect to Latex Conversion.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Python bindings for metacity This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-metacity . Website of the upstream project: http://www.gnome.org License: LGPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python2-metacity
Community Software
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Bigweld
Topics: Bigweld, Baldi
bioweb.me (301works.org Archive)
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bioweb.me (301works.org Archive)
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DEMU Collection
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Toshiba Enhancements for DOS 6.2.
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MilkDrop Preset Collection
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thee slobbre anal potentiate
DEMU Collection
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SF-Lovers Digest Vol 18 #079.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, Documents
DEMU Collection
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SF-Lovers Digest Vol 18 No. 033.
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DEMU Collection
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SF-Lovers Digest Vol 18 #068.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, Documents
DEMU Collection
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SCSI tips for AMI SCSI Cards.
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DEMU Collection
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Author Kit #8 for SDN International(sm) February 1993. SDN International is The Shareware Distribution Network for author direct shareware inside FidoNet's 23,000+ amateur bulletin board systems.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, Documents
DEMU Collection
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Latest Help Texts From Supra Corp BBS.
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, Documents
KSP CKAN Mods
by DMagic
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An improved version of the stock maneuver node tool. Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/108704-12x-dmagics-modlets-latest-updates-science-relay-v30-and-eva-transfer-v60-11-18-2016/ Repository: https://github.com/DMagic1/KSP_Better_Maneuvering License(s): MIT
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MilkDrop Preset Collection
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amandio c iterative serial 2
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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amandio c knot pinch
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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amandio c random mesh voronoi diagram coarse
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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Zylot & Idiot24 7 Unknown Power Source
MilkDrop Preset Collection
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Zylot Spiral (Hypnotic) Phat Fourish Spiral Mix Beta6
DEMU Collection
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LASTWORD v1.01 simple quote door for all BBSs with C source
Topics: DEMU Collection Unsorted, BBS Doors
Community Software
by Ravi S. Iyer
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https://raviiyerteaches.wordpress.com/ is the blog titled, "Ravi S. Iyer's Software Lab. Courses", and sub-titled, "RAVI IYER TEACHES PROGRAMMING". This archive contains the export file of https://raviiyerteaches.wordpress.com/ which can be used to re-create the blog by anybody who is interested to do so. The export filename ends in .xml and is typically named as ravisiyer039ssoftwarelabcourses.WordPress.YYYY-MM-DD.xml e.g....
Topic: Blog Export
Community Software
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ARK Survival Evolved V 1 0 96 Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Topic: ARK Survival Evolved V 1 0 96 Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Community Software
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Farm Ville 2 Country Escape V 11 0 2797 Mod Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Topic: Farm Ville 2 Country Escape V 11 0 2797 Mod Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Community Software
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Airport City 6 11 16 Mod Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Topic: Airport City 6 11 16 Mod Www.juegosandroid 68.com
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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Python bindings for Gammu library This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-gammu . Website of the upstream project: http://wammu.eu/python-gammu/ License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python2-gammu
Community Software
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Computer Wire
Topics: RG6 Coaxial Cable, RG11 Coaxial Connectors
Arch Linux Historical Archive
by Arch Linux
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Ruby bindings for gtk3 This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for ruby-gtk3 . Website of the upstream project: http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/ License: LGPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, ruby-gtk3
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Chinese (simplified) language pack for LibreOffice This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for libreoffice-zh-CN . Website of the upstream project: http://www.documentfoundation.org License: LGPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, libreoffice-zh-CN
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Acmeist PEG Parser Framework This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for perl-pegex . Website of the upstream project: https://metacpan.org/release/Pegex License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, perl-pegex
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Qt-based console for Jupyter with support for rich media output This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-qtconsole . Website of the upstream project: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/qtconsole License: BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python2-qtconsole
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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A complete yet simple CSS parser for Python This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python-tinycss . Website of the upstream project: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/tinycss License: BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, python-tinycss
KSP CKAN Mods
by cmheisel
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Adds a probe core, electricity, an internal antenna, torque, and SAS capability to all stack decouplers in the game. Homepage: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/170148-131-decouple-with-control/ Repository: https://github.com/cmheisel/ksp-decouple-with-control License(s): MIT
Topics: ksp, kerbal space program, mod
Arch Linux Historical Archive
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JSP 2.2 java library implementation by Apache Tomcat This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for java-jsp2.2-tomcat . Website of the upstream project: http://tomcat.apache.org/ License: APACHE See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, java-jsp2.2-tomcat
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Client software that supports various hardware logic analyzers, protocol decoders library This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for libsigrokdecode . Website of the upstream project: http://www.sigrok.org/wiki/Libsigrokdecode License: GPL3 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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Jupyter protocol implementation and client libraries This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for python2-jupyter_client . Website of the upstream project: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/jupyter_client License: BSD See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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Telepathy Connection Manager for the Telegram network This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for telepathy-morse . Website of the upstream project: https://github.com/TelepathyQt/telepathy-morse License: GPL See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
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Arch Linux Historical Archive
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Encoding information to use specific character sets in Xpdf; does not include fonts This item contains old versions of the Arch Linux package for xpdf-thai . Website of the upstream project: http://foolabs.com/xpdf/ License: GPL2 See the Arch Linux Archive documentation for details.
Topics: archlinux, archlinux package, xpdf-thai
DEMU Collection
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MDraw 0.7E: Object-oriented drawing package for Windows.
Topic: DEMU Collection Unsorted
KSP CKAN Mods
by Nils277
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This mod adds various parts to create cool rovers. Including a laboratory and ways to make your rover articulated Homepage: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/155344-1 Repository: https://github.com/Nils277/FelineUtilityRovers License(s): CC-BY-NC
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qr.cx (301works.org Archive)
by qr.cx
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A list of all urls in the qr.cx database created on 2018-09-25